Michael W. submitted this sweet-ass tool, a remote-controlled, tracked vehicle designed to fit in tight spaces to deliver manufactured homes. It features a 49-horsepower, liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engine, holds 30 gallons of hydraulic fluid, 10 quarts of oil, 8 quarts of coolant, and looks to be one of the coolest toys a tool guy could ever own.
For God’s sake, don’t tell Sean about this. He’ll be selling his house to get one.
To give you an idea of size, it’s about 8-1/2′ long and about 5-2/3′ wide. It weighs 8,600 lbs, not counting optional equipment like rubber pads and frontal attachments. There are some great movies on the corporate site showing this sucker in action.
Alas, it’s not cheap. There’s one for sale on eBay Motors right now for a starting bid of $60,000. It’s too bad. If it were just about $55k cheaper I’d pick one up right now. As Michael W. writes, “You could be sitting on the back deck drinking an iced tea while you make a pond or do prep work for your new shop.”